A story about the magpie first, I think it has a bad press, only because we have had a family of magpies for the last few years, they are wonderful parents, this year there are 3 chicks and the parents visit every day with the chicks, they teach them how to feed, how to take water and how to bathe in the bird baths we have.
What I didn't know and only recently found out was that, (this is from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) "They fledge after 26 to 30 days, and are fed by the parents for a further four weeks after leaving the nest. The young birds stay in the parents' territory until September or October, when they form loose flocks, feeding and roosting together."
They have a fluorescent black & blue wings and tail and shine in the sunlight, I tried to copy that shine with a little clear sparkle pen, shame you can't see it.
Here is one of the chicks today, the others flew away as I went to take the photo, as always!
OK! I'm boring you now, onto my card, I hope it's CAS enough.
I saw a challenge that I have admired a long time and didn't do stamping to join in, well I have stamped today, so I am joining in! Here's my card -
stamps - magazine freebie
coloured with Nuvo water colour pencils
Clear sparkle pen - Spectrum Noir
die - Tattered Lace
background sentiment - using WRMK Quill pen and
silver foil with Silhouette Cameo.
Uniball white pen for highlights on birds
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